Risk Management Officer Job in Kenya

Responsibilities

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Design and implement an overall risk management process for the organization, which includes an analysis of the financial impact on the company when risks occur

Risk reporting tailored to the relevant audience

Review any new major contracts or internal business proposals to identify the risks therein

Assist the Head of Internal Audit & Risk in preparation of the board information pack and responding to data/ analytical requests from the Committee

Embed a risk aware culture in the organization by providing support, education, and training to staff

Coordinate the establishment and quantification of the organization’s ‘risk appetite’ and ensure the risk approach adheres accordingly

Coordinate business units to develop and implement Business Continuity Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans and Crisis Management plans. 

Operational Risk Management


Assist first line in the preparation and documentation of their Risk and Control Assessments (RCAs) for all areas within the company

Undertake and document Control Assurance Testing (CAT) linked to RCAs & risk events

Co-ordinate, monitor and report on a framework of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) for the company

Assist first line with the investigation of Risk Events and preparation of reports 

Maintain both the risk event and risk issues logs, monitoring progress and escalating as required

Influence and monitor progress of action plans to improve the risk and control environment arising from internal and external risk events, risk issues, RCAs, risk monitoring, internal and external audits and compliance inspections. 

Credit Risk

Ensure that sound credit risk measurement and monitoring frameworks are developed and implemented throughout the organization

Undertake prompt review of outlying business transactions

Monitor and assess active accounts to reduce or prevent bad debt losses

Actively support efforts to identify credit risk related issues and coordinate issues resolution management

Provide support for pricing and new product process for credit risk inputs (loss assumptions and product risk assessments 

Assist the Head of Internal Audit & Risk in enhancement and review of organizational Credit Policies & Standards

Market Risk

Support the identification and evaluation of market, liquidity, and country risks

Ensure detailed understanding of all P&L and risk drivers and ensuring compliance levels against established risk appetite

Work closely with the Retail Operations and Back-Office Operations to ensure key risk issues are highlighted and addressed prior to introduction of new products

Optimize the company’s market risk portfolio through business activities and risk transfer strategies

Carry out pertinent research and stay abreast of relevant developments (skills, techniques, concepts etc.) in the market risk management realm.

Strategic, Reputational Risk & Ethics

Ensure the organization establishes adequate standards and procedures to guide employees and agents in order to create reasonable stakeholder expectations

Ensure standards and expectations are institutionalized and consistently enforced within the organization

Evaluate and report on the company’s performance against these standards, procedures, and expectations

Shape a healthy and positive business ethics culture for the company through implementation of corporate code of ethics and professional conduct 

Enhance responsible ethics management through implementation of Ethics Compliance framework and encouraging compliance to standards and procedures

Enhance Health and Safety through implementation of a policy on environmental impacts in investment.

Compliance Management

Maintain an up to date organization-wide compliance calendar and coordinate all compliance programs and activities to mitigate non-compliance risks.

Qualifications

A university degree, preferably in a business-related discipline from a reputable and recognized institution

A minimum of 3 years of Risk Management experience

A certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K, ACCA or CA).

Specialized training in risk management 

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